Making our home clean

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Come December 9 and every citizen in the country will be out cleaning the roadside drains and environment around them. The day will be declared a national holiday. All in an effort to make Bhutan the cleanest country in the world!

Making Bhutan the cleanest country in the world

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The programme begins with a nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9 

Environment: Perhaps for the first time in the country, every citizen will be involved in a nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty The King’s accession to the Golden Throne.

Two elephants plague Gangtokha

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Conflict: Carrying a rudimentary torch to light up their trail, four forest officials ready to patrol the maize and paddy fields at around 8:30pm looking out for two elephants terrorising villages in Gangtokha of Nichula gewog, Dagana.

A village still waits for electricity

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Without electricity, the residents of Reutala depend on firewood

Electricity: As the day gets darker, Sangay Lhamo, 60, walks towards her kitchen embracing a bundle of firewood. She makes a fire in her kitchen.

JICA supports improvement of medical equipment

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Assistance: The Ministry of Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Gross National Happiness Commission signed the minutes of the discussions on the preparatory survey report for the project of Improvement of Medical Equipment at the national and regional referral hospitals yesterday.

Ambassador Pema Choden presents her credentials to President Sauli Niinistö

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Diplomacy: Ambassador Pema Choden presented her Letter of Credence to President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, accrediting her as Ambassador of Bhutan to the Republic of Finland at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on Thursday.

Bhutan wins AFC award for most aspiring federation

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Football: The story of football in Bhutan has been nothing less than a fairy tale. Starting from rock bottom, Bhutan jumped 46 places to reach 163rd in the FIFA world ranking, after the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka last year.

Fresh, safe chillies to hit CFM on Sunday

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Imports: In an attempt to meet the local demand for chillies, the government will import more than 20 metric tonnes (MT) of chillies from Kolkata, India every week hereafter.

Life of a Lam Manip- the travelling monk

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Not long ago, most people living in Thimphu had to go to the vegetable market to get their provisions for the week. At the corner of the weekend bazaar, like the vegetable vendors,

NC concerned with some new cultural practises

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Council: Preservation of culture, a cornerstone and one of the four pillars of GNH, lacks a legal foothold in absence of an Act or a policy.

NC’s good governance committee calls for Procurement Act

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Council: There is a need to enact a Public Procurement Act, states the “review report on the public procurement system” by the good governance committee of the National Council (NC).